Photo Credit: Thrifty Ninja
LOVE Pinterest! Last month I volunteered to plan a Christmas party for my daughter’s equestrian barn. I immediately went to Pinterest for ideas. For awhile, I was on idea overload. Eventually I selected a theme and the party plans fell into place—one by one.
One of my favorite ideas was the hot chocolate bar! I used Christy’s recipe. It was DELICIOUS! The choices of topping included Chocolate-dipped Candy Cane Stir Sticks and Peppermint Cool Whip. I found Snowmen Peeps that I just couldn’t resist. There was something for everyone!
Catch my Party inspired this banner. I plan to share how I made this banner later.
The table was the inspired by a single pin.
I could not find a $1.50 lantern, but I did find a $3.99 vase from the thrift store. I filled it up with ornaments from the dollar store. The snowflake & mittens I purchased from JoAnn’s 60% off yesterday. I placed a white snow blanket underneath and added tinsel pieces left over from the photo backdrop. I also threw in a couple of snow ornaments from the dollar store. The snowman sign was from Winco.
Inspired by this Pin, treats for the horses.
Each horse/pony had a cup with their name. Inside the cup was carrot sticks & peppermints. Each girl chose a horse to “adopt”. As a group we went down to give the horses a treat, which led to some cute pictures! One of the girls brought homemade treats for the horses. See the plate? She made that by melting REAL peppermints together! I wish I would have remembered to take a picture of it close-up!
Another dollar store centerpiece.
The Peppermint Candy Sugar Scrub was a hit! Instead of having jar tops, we used jar rings and had the girls design their own top. I didn’t know that would be so popular! We used Raspberry juice for the food coloring. It was all natural & organic!
When I saw this pin, I knew we had to make this for a gift. Instead of just any horse, we used the barn’s logo! My sister did a fantastic job!
Photo Booth inspired by diy Backdrop. Pictures were edited with Paint Shop Pro using the built-in Early Color photo filter. Now I just need to learn how to set-up my lights. Pinterest here I come!